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Lupton Lodge

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Be inspired. Stunning boutique accommodation located only 10 minutes drive from the spectacular Tutukaka Coast and Whangarei city centre shops and restaurants. Stylish ensuite rooms, gourmet breakfast & free wireless internet. We offer a relaxed atmosphere and extensive facilities including: mature dry-stone walled gardens, pool, guest-only dining room for restaurant-style meals (dinner on request), lounge with pool table and DVD library. The rooms are in a category II listed historic villa and a modern converted barn. Each room is designed for privacy and comfort with contemporary uncomplicated decor, ensuite bathroom, comfortable queen or king beds, bathrobes, 32" flat-screen TV, DVD player, Freeview, heat-pump/air-con and tea/coffee. The rooms are intimate yet spacious. In keeping with a boutique hotel, the rooms are located in guest only buildings, separate from the owners accommodation. The villa rooms have rich wall colours, high ceilings, sash windows and polished Kauri floors. The villa has 3 double ensuite rooms including a suite (which can sleep up to 3 persons). The renovated barn includes a stunning ensuite room upstairs with apex ceilings. Downstairs is a large studio with kitchenette & bi-fold doors opening to a patio/BBQ area. These can be individual rooms or a 2-bedroom apartment with an interconnecting door. Enjoy the many local attractions or just sit back and unwind. 5 mins from Whangarei Falls, 1 hour to the Bay of Islands and 2 hours north of Auckland - ideal for exploring Northland and as your first or last stop in NZ.
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Andy was so accomodating, he cooked chicken curry with cauliflower rice especially for us as we couldn’t eat rice, so grateful and impressed. He also provided carb free cooked breakfasts for us each morning. We stayed in the main house and loved it. Appreciated a lovely swim
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We stayed here to break up a very long drive on the North Island. We arrived around 7pm and were welcomed by Andy. The lodge was lovely, with plenty of amenities, including cooking and dining facilities. We headed into Whangarei for dinner - there are lots of good quality
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Response from ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Hi there Thanks for your very nice review and glad you enjoyed your stay. The locks in the rooms in the old villa part of the property are the original locks and are a character feature of the property. They are extremely easy to use and very secure (essentially a deadlock) I assume your comments related to feeling as though it would take longer to open the door if there was a fire, but with the key left in the door on the inside (locked) this is exactly like a deadlock, but would probably even be quicker to open in a emergency. Anyway, I was sorry to hear that this concerned you, but glad your stay was otherwise excellent.
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Lovely romantic night away from the kids, private dinner on the deck. Lovely breakfast. Relaxing by the pool. Stayed in downstairs barn. Very spacious room, very clean. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Perfect getaway.
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Response from ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your great review and glad you had a great stay
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Lupton Lodge was a wonderful place to stay. It was clean and quiet. Andy was a great host and provided us with a hot breakfast every morning. There was a pool, a pool table and a great selection of books and DVDs to borrow.
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Friendly greeting on arrival by one of the owners Andy. Stayed here for 4 nights to use as a base for trips in the area. Large rooms (2) with bathroom and veranda. The property has a pool, share pool table/library room , guest kitchen and dining room. You can also stroll around
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Response from ANDYCHEF, Owner at Lupton Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for your great review, we really appreciate it.
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Deluxe King B&B Room with Ensuite
View from Waitangi
King Sized Bed
Love the decor in red room! This door leads to the sitting room.
Comfortable leather sofa in the red room.
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Hi Caroline, there are taxis that can get you to Lupton Lodge from the bus station but as we are located in the countryside we generally recommend that people have their own car. If you want to be able to explore the local area or go out for dinner then you would need your own vehicle. If you are going diving there is a shuttle that can take you to the dive operators and bring you back to Lupton Lodge at the end of the day. There are several rental car companies in Whangarei if you would like to rent a car once you get tot eh city. If you have any further questions please let us know. Kind regards Karen & Andy @ Lupton Lodge
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"We enjoyed the Barn but would be just as happy to say in the main house."
"The room in the converted barn if you appreciate extra privacy."
"All rooms are excellent"
"quiet boutique lodge with only 5 rooms."
"The Blue Room is the best for us. But they are all lovely."
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PRICE RANGE
US$121 - US$207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandNorthland RegionWhangarei
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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